Family Genealogies
Extracted From
A Historical Sketch of the Town of Hanover, Mass.
with Family Genealogies
by John S. Barry, Boston; 1853

[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]




FAMILY GENEALOGIES - RAMSDELL, or RAMSDEN to STETSON



RAMSDELL, or RAMSDEN.

Joseph, was in Plym'h., in 1643, and Sam'l., one of his deset's., sett in that part of Scit., now H., m. Martha Bowker, and had ch. Thos., prob. also a desc't. of Joseph, was of H., 1712 and had, by w. Sarah,
  • 1. Gideon; Sep. 13, 1712.
  • 2. Sarah, July 12, 1715.
  • 3. Mercy, Nov. 5, 1717, m. Peleg Stetson, Mar. 9, 1738.
  • 4. Lydia, Sep. 5, 1719.
  • 5. Elisab. (?) m. Eben'r. Curtis, 1747.
  • 6. Grace, 1725, m. Adam Pronty, 1744.
  • 7. Thos.(?)

2. Joesph Ramsdell, prob. another desc't. of Joseph, of Dnx'y., m. (1) Mary Homer, Ap. 23, 1730, who d. June 1, 1754 ; and (2) Mercy Prior, Nov. 25, 1755, who d. July 20, 1766, and he, Aug. 22, 1787, ae. 86. ch.:
  • 1. Mary, Jan. 6, 1731, m. Wm. Whiting, 1748.
  • 2. Avis, July 14, 1732, d. Dec. 28, 1740.
  • 3. Priscilla, bap. Sep. 8, 1734, m. Isaac Prouty, Dec. 25, 1755.
  • 4. Nehemiah, Nov. 13, 1734, m. Rebecca Chamberlin (?) Dec. 29, 1757, and moved to Ct.
  • 5. Thos., Oct. 3, 1736, d. March 13, 1757.
  • 6. Joseph, Ap. 25, 1739, d. Ap. 6, 1740.
  • 7. Avis, bap. Mar. 29, 1741 m. Josh. Dwelley, Dec. 24, 1761.
  • 8. Joseph, July 3, 1843.
  • 9. Japhet, Aug. 22 1745, d. June 19, 1750.
  • 10. Sarah, Ap. 19, 1749, m. Oliver Pool, Jan. 13, 1774.

    (By 2d)
  • 11. Mercy, Ap. 28, 1757, m. (1) Rich'd. Estes, Nov. 4, 1778, and (2) an Ellis, of Sandwich.
  • 12. Lydia, bap. Aug. 26, 1759, m. Sam'l. Whitcomb, Nov. 6, 1791.

8. Joseph, s. Joseph (2) m. (1) Elizab. Barker, Feb. 1, 1770, who d. June 19, 1786; and (2) Elizab. Ellis, May 17, 1787, who d. Oct 20, 1811 ae. 59, and he, Aug. 5, 1817. ch.:
  • 1. Mary, July 29, 1771, m. Nath'l. Ellis, July 20, 1789.
  • 2. Priscilla, Mar. 18, 1773, d. July 24, 1774.
  • 3. Joseph, Sep. 10, 1775.
  • 4. Priscilla, July 1776, d. Oct. 17, 1777.
  • 5. Barker, bap. June 13, 1779.
  • 6. Homer.

4. Joseph, s. Joseph (3) m. Ruth Stockbridge, Feb. 3, 1800, and lives in Warren, Mass. ch.:
  • 1. Joseph, Oct. 21, 1800, m. Elizab., da. Robt. Eells, Dec. 3, 1827, and has
    • Elizab. H., Ap. 25, 1830, m. Aaron King, of Palmer, Sep. 1, 1852;
    • Adelade, Oct. 8, 1833;
    • Marg't. B., Oct. 6, 1841.
  • 2. Mary, Oct. 16, 1803, d. Ap. 12, 1827.
  • 3. Homer, Aug. 12, 1810, m. Francis E. L., da. Thos. Powell, Newburgh, N. Y'k., June 16, 1835, and has
    • Mary L. P., Mar. 23, 1836, d. July 29, 1841;
    • Frances J., May 31, 1838;
    • Thos. P., May 14, 1840 ;
    • Jas. A. P., Mar. 9, 1842;
    • Henry P., 1844; and
    • Homer S., 1852.
  • 5. Barker, s. Joseph, (3) m. Lucy Ellis, Aug. 31 1800, and had:
    • 1. Ruth S., Dec. 14, 1801, m. Sylvanus Estes, Oct. 25, 1818.
    • 2. Mary B., m. Reuben Estes, Mar. 18, 1819.
    • 3. Lucy E., Oct. 17, 1804, m. Wm. Estes, Mar. 14, 1825.
    • 4. Homer, Ap. 12, 1807.
    • 5. Tryphosa, Oct. 17, 1809.
    • 6. Josiah B., May 15, 1812.
    • 7. Joseph, Dec. 18, 1815.

    6. Homer, s. Joseph (3) m. Betsy Stockbridge, Oct. 27, 1816, sett. in Warren, and d. Dec. 19, 1850, having had;
    • 1. Wm. B., June, 1825.
    • 2. Mary E., Sep. 25, 1829, m. Joseph B. Makepeace, Mar. 12, 1851. and has Mary E., Feb., 1852.

    7. Silas Ramsdell, of a different family from the above, is in H., with his son, Jacob L., who is m., and has 1 da., Susanetta, b. Oct. 24, 1851. The fa., SiIas; m. (1) Ann Lawrence, by whom he had Jacob L.; (2) Elenor Stetson; and (3) Lois Hammond. By the last 2 he has no ch.


RANDALL.

William, was of Scit., 1640, and of his descendants, Gideon, and Elijah, resided in H. for a time. The latter; Elijah, was fa. of Allen, of H., who m. Betsey Jones, of Scit., and lives on Wash'n. st. His ch. Are;
  • 1. Elizabeth, m. Geo. Richardson, of Medford.
  • 2. Allen, 1821 m. Eliza Kelly, Oct. 6, 1846, lives in S. Scit., and has ch. He is a shoemaker by trade, and a young man of respectable standing.
  • 3. Lydia, m. John B. Wilder, of H.



REED.

Capt. William, of Dux'y., m. Polly Glass, and lived for a time in H., on Centre st., where he d. May 9, 1851 ae. 65. His da. Wealthy, m. Lewis Hunt, of D.; and Hannah, m. Jared Alden, of S. Ab'n. His son, Sam'l. H., yet resides in Hanover; m. Lucy J. Estes, June 1835, and lives on Circuit st ch.:
  • 1. Wm. E., Sep. 24, 1836.
  • 2. Bethia C., June 13, 1838.
  • 3. Mary G., Dec. 26, 1839.
  • 4. Lucy P., Feb. 10, 1842.
  • 5. Celia J., June 28, 1844.
  • 6. Eliza B., Mar. 8, 1846.
  • 7. Augustine, Mar. 14, 1848.
  • 8. A son, b. Mar. 3, 1850, d. young.
  • 9. Jane L., June 31 1851.

2. Col. Jesse, of Mf'4., b. 1778, is the one whose history we have given at large on p. 142. We present, above, a likeness of that gentleman, taken expressly for this work, as an accompaniment to our sketch.


RICE

Alvin, b. July 1 1824, s. John, of Me., (and prob. a desct. of Edmond Rice, who was of Sudbury, 1640,) m. Charlotte Arnold, of Ab'n., d., lives on Whiting st., in the house built by Jared Whiting, and is a shoemaker. ch.:
  • 1. Ann E., May 9, 1847.
  • 2. Jno, W., Jan. 1852. Lost one ch., an infant.



RICHARDS.

Dr. Jacob, s. Jacob, of Wey'h., grad. B. U., 1824; stud. med. with Dr. Jno. C. Warren, of Bos'n.; and sett, in H. from 1834 to 1836. He now resides in Braintree, Mass, He m. Elizabeth, da. Rev. Calvin Wolcott, formerly Rector of St. Andrew's Church, and she d. May 2 1846. ch.:
  • 1. Augustus Jacob, b. in H., Sep. 20, 1835.
  • 2. George Calvin, b. in Br'e., Jan. 18, 1838.
  • 3. Sarah Ann, Feb. 5, 1840.
  • 4. Susanna Lincoln, Sep. 29, 1842.
  • 5. Mary Gardner, Ap. 1, 1845.



RIPLEY.

John, of Ab'n., lived on Whiting st., and d. Mar. 26, 1829, ae. 49, having had ch.:
  • 1. John, d. unm.
  • 2. Josiah, m. a Keen, and d. in Pemb.
  • 3. David, d. unm.
  • 4. Benjamin, d. unm.
  • 5. Martin, m. a Lincoln, and lives in Cohasset.
  • 6. Washington, Jan., 1826, live on Main st., shoemaker.
  • 7. William, d. young.
  • 8. Seth, in Ab'n.



ROBBINS.

Nicholas, was of Dux'y., 1638; and Thos. was of Dux'y., 1643. Richard was of Bos'n., 1643, and aft. of Camb., and had, Sam'l., b. 1643, William, who was of H'm., 1665, m. Susanna, da. Geo. Lane, and had Tlios., 1665, is supposed to have been son of Richard, of Camb.; and Nath'l., and Sam'l., who were of Camb., 1680, were doubtless of the same family; and tradition says, that the Robbins' of H., sprung from this stock.

2. Nathaniel, a desc't. of Richard (?) m. Hannah, da. Sam'l. Witherell, May 15, 1740, and lived, not as Deane says, in Mf'd., but in Hanover, first in the "Beech woods country," and then at the corner of Grove st., where the cellar hole to his house is yet visible. He was killed in Mfd., by the falling in of the stones of a well, on which he was at work; as the record says, Dec. 17, 1774, but as family tradition says, June 17, 1775,-the fall of the stones being occasioned by the jarring of the earth, induced by the firing of the cannon at the battle of Banker Hill. His wid: d. Jan. 7, 1807, ae. 86. ch.:
  • 1. Nathaniel, Mar., 1741.
  • 2. Timothy, Sep. 25, 1742. (Sep. 14, T. Rec.)
  • 3. Hannah, 1744, d. Feb. 28, 1751.
  • 4. Betsey, 1748.
  • 5. Thomas, 1750.
  • 6. Joseph, 1755, d. 1760.
  • 7. Luther, 1757, m. Ann Barker, Sep. 16, 1779, and moved to Greene, Me., where his descendants reside. He was a soldier in the army, from Hanover, during the Revolution, and his name will be found in the lists we have given.
  • 8. Joseph, m. a da. of Jas. Cushing, of Scituate, moved to Hebron, Me., where his descendants still reside. He was in the Rev'n. from H., in 1777, and went to R. I.

3. Timothy Robbins, s. Nathaniel (2) m. Mary Tilden, Oct. 25, 1770, and lived on Centre st., near where his son, Tim'y. resides. He was Dea. of the First Church; Town Clerk, from 1778-'87; a member of the Committee of Safety, in 1777; and altogether was a man of great usefulness in public affairs. He d. May 18, 1807, and his wid., Feb. 9, 1825, ae. 74. ch.:
  • 1. Hannah; Oct. 14, 1771, m. Sam'l. Jenkins, of Scit., Nov. 30, 1797.
  • 2. Mary, July 12, 1773, m. Elijah Sylvester, Dec. 19, 1793.
  • 3. Bethia, Oct. 24, 1774, d. Oct. 16, 1801.
  • 4. Elizab., Mar. 28, 1776, m. Joseph Elmes, of Scit., May 6, 1804, and d. Jan. 5, 1815.
  • 5. Sibyl, Oct. 1, 1779, m. Amos Bates, Nov. 25, 1802 and d. May 26, 1816.
  • 6. Timothy, Aug. 28, 1781.
  • 7. Sarah, Dec. 17, 1783.
  • 8. John, Dec. 9, 1785, d. Sep. 8, 1838.

4. Thomas, s. Nath'l., (2) m. Sylvina Caswell, was a shipmaster, and was drowned in the harbor of Cohaaset, Ap. 14, 1790, ae. 38, in the midst of his usefulness, and in the vigor of his life. He had 3 sons bap, in H., Sep. 19, 1790, viz.:
  • 1. Walter.
  • 2. Anson. Esq.
  • 3. Thomas.

5. Timothy, s. Tim'y. (3) m. Hannah Wright, of Scit, in 1813, lives on Centre st., and is a worthy and respectable farmer. ch.,:
  • 1. Elenor, Sep. 25, 1813, d. Jan. 29, 1843.
  • 2. Timothy, Jan. 1815, d. Aug. 14, 1850; much respected and greatly lamented.
  • 3. Sibyl T., Feb. 22, 1817.
  • 4. Hannah F., July 29, 1824, m. Eli C. Josselyn, Ap. 27, 1845, and d. July 15, 1846.
    Of these 4 ch., but one is left, a daughter, to solace her parents in their declining years.

6. Anson, Esq., of Scit., s. Thos.. (4) m. Rachel, da. Thos. Sylvester, Aug. 28, 1803, and resides in So. Scit., near Mr. Stetson's Meeting House. He has long held the office of J. P.; and is a man of active business habits; of great diligence and perseverance; and one whose services have been much sought, not only in his own town, but in those adjacent. ch.:
  • 1. George A., July 20, 1807, m. Almira Sylvester, lived in So. Scit.., was a wheel-wright by trade, had Elizabeth Z:, and George W, and d. in S. in Jan., 1853.
  • 2. Walter, June 31, 1809, m. Mary O. Torrey, and lives in Charlestown, Mass.
  • 3. Matilda, Feb. 16, 1811, d. Mar. 10, 1839.
  • 4. Clarissa, June 16, 1813.
  • 5. Horace, Ap. 20, 1816.
  • 6. Charles, June 13, 1817, d. July 10, 1830.
  • 7. Rachel S., Ap. 13, 1820, m. Dr. James Underwood, an intelligent and successful Physician, of E. Ab'n.

    NOTE. The son, George, was a man of remarkable mechanical talent; ambitious, and enterprising; one whose career, at the date of his decease, seemed to be full of promise; and who was arrested, in the midst of his use fulness, by an affection of the brain, induced by over exertion, which caused his death. He was mach respected in the community, and his loss is a severe blow to his family and friends.



ROGERS.

Johe, of Wey'h., 1639, came to Scit,. with Rev. Mr. Witherell, in 1644, but d. in Wey'h., in 1661, leaving a son John, and others. John, jr., was of Scit., and by w. Rhoda, da. Elder Thos. King, had also a son John, and others. John 3d., was fa. of Caleb, b Ap. 14, 1718, who was of H.; and Caleb, by w. Mary Harlow, was fa. of Caleb, b. Dec. 16, 1747, and others. Caleb, jr., m. wid. Hannah Bates, and was fa. of Reuben, now of H., and of several daughters, of whom Ruth T., m. Capt. Levi Curtis, of H.

2. Reuben, s. Caleb, m. Abigail Stoddard, of Scit., and lives on Water st., in the ho. built by himself, on the site of a former house, which was burnt. ch.:
  • 1. Reuben H., m., and lives in Mich'n.
  • 2. Zenas, m. Ruth Sumner, who is d. He lives in Braintree.
  • 3. Edwin, not m.
  • 4. Abigail J., m. Melvin Stoddard.
  • 5. Bela T., d. ae. 4.
  • 6. Harriet N., d. ae. 22.
  • 7. Andrew, m. Mary A. Whiting, and lives in E. Ab'n.
  • 8. Sophronia R., m. Henry Hobart, of H.



ROSE.

Thomas, according to Deane, was in the Two mile," in 1660, and had a son John, who was slain in the battle at Rehoboth, in 1676. By a 2d w.; Alice, he had Jeremiah, who m. Elizab., da. Capt. Anthony Collamore, in 1698, and d. in 1699, leaving one son, Thomas, bap. June 27, 1708, who was of H. The wid. m. Timothy Symnes.

2. Thomas, s. Jeremiah, m. Faith Sylvester, Aug. 19, 1731, lived in H., was Dea. of the First Church, for a long time, and Selectman for 13 yrs., from 1750-'63. ch.:
  • 1. Ruth, Sep. 13, 1732 m. Thos. Curtis, Feb. 26, 1756.
  • 2. Desire, June 3, 1734, m. Amos Sylvester, Jan. 19, 1757.
  • 3. Hannah, June 1736.
  • 4. Thomas, July 25, 1738.
  • 5. Elizab., Sep., 1740, m. Timo. Church, Sep. 5, 1765.
  • 6. Timothy, Nov. 17, 1743.

3, Thos., s. Thos. (2) m. Rhoda Rogers, Nov. 12, 1761 and, it is said, moved to Me., with his family. ch.:
  • 1. Deborah, 1762.
  • 2. Thos., 1764, d. 1765.
  • 3. Rhoda R., 1767.
  • 4. Thos. 1768, d. 1772.
  • 5. Jeremiah, 1772.

4. Timothy Rose, (Capt. Timothy,) s. Thos. (2) m. Lydia Soper, Jan. 23, 1766, who d. Jan. 4, 1812 and he, Oct. 22, 1819. Lived where his grandson Seth now resides, on Hanover st. He was selectman in 1789; an officer in the Rev'n.; a man of energy; active in his habits, and respected by his townsmen. ch.,:
  • 1. Timothy, Dec. 24, 1766.
  • 2. Lydia, Mar. 19, 1769, m. Turner Stetson, Feb. 1, 1795, who was for over 20 yrs: Selectman of H.
  • 3. Seth, Aug. 19, 1771.
  • 4. Charles, 1774, D. 1778.
  • 5. Lucy, Sep. 18, 1775.
  • 6. Ruth, 1777, d. 1778.

5. Timothy, s. Capt. Timothy (4) m. Mercy Josselyn, June 9, 1795, who d. May 8, 1850. He built, and lived for about 15 yrs., in the house now occupied by Silas Hollis, on Broadway; and from thence moved to where Oren Josselyn lives, on King st., being interested in the iron works there. He finally settled where Josiah Bonney lives, on Wash'n. st., and there d. He was a millwright by trade. ch.:
  • 1. Mercy W., Feb. 26, 1797, m. Josiah Bonney, Ap. 2, 1820, and lives in H.
  • 2. Ruth, m. Capt, William Josselyn, Oct. 8, 1820.
  • 3. Maria, m. Horace Studley, Jan. 15, 1884.

6. Seth, .s. Capt. Tim'y. (4), m. Lucy Dwelley, Dec. 4, 1798, who d. Ap. 25, 1845, and he, June 30, 1831. Lived on his father's place, and was a farmer. ch.:
  • 1. Seth, Nov. 14, 1799, lives unm., on Hanover st., and is engaged in the Tanning business, with his brothers.
  • 2. Lucy D., Oct. 31, 1801, d. Jan. 15, 1805.
  • 3. Charles, Oct. 28, 1803, living, unm., at the old home- stead.
  • 4. Martin, July 5, 1806. Moved to N. Y'k. State, and lives in Batavia; is m., and has ch:
  • 5. Eliza D., Aug. 12, 1811, living with her brothers.
  • 6. Mary H., July 25, 1814, d. June 6, 1815.
  • 7. Edwin, June 8, 1816, m. Ann White, of Pemb., da. Capt. Caleb W., and lives on Hanover st.

7. Laban, s. Laban, of Seit., and a descendant of Thos. (1) m. Emily Young, Aug. 20, 1823, lives on Broadway, and is a shoemaker. ch.:
  • 1. Joshua S., Mar. 17, 1824, m. Ann, da. Sam'l. Perry, and has Ellen M:, Oct. 12, 1846. Lives on Broadway.
  • 2. Laban, Aug. 1826, m. Arabella, da. Jabez Josselyn, Jan. 1847, had Jane M., May, 1847, and Henry F., Oct., 1848, and d. Ap. 23, 1851. Lived on Broadway, in the house built by himself.
  • 3. Henry, Oct., 1828.
  • 4. Cordelia, Dec. 26, 1833.
  • 5. Eliza, Dec. 14, 1838.



RUSSELL.

William P., b. Oct 15, 1814, m. Elmira Bates, Ap. 2, 1837, lives on King st., and is a shoemaker. ch.:
  • 1. Lucius W., Mar. 3, 1838.
  • 2. Lyman, Sep. 10, 1840.
  • 3. Marcus P., July 18, 1848.
  • 4. Elizab. S., Ap. 15, 1844.
  • 5. Lydia C., Oct. 11, 1846.
  • 6. George C., July 17, 1848.
  • 7. Charles F., Jan. 9, 1851.



SALMOND.

Robert, and his bro.. Peter, were born in a small town in Scotland, lying between Edinburgh and Glasgow, within 8 miles, it is said, of the tree in which William Wallace hid, as is related in the Scottish Chiefs. Robert was born in 1749, and Peter in 1745. Previous to the opening of the Am. Rev'n, they came to this country, on a visit, and staid in Bridg'r., Mass., one year, from 1774 to 1715. Starting from thence to return to their native land, by the way of Halifax, N. S., they were there impressed into the British army, under Burgoyne; and when that officer was defeated, they left the ranks, and returned to Mr. Russell, their fellow countryman, at Bridg'r., with whom they had been tarrying. Soon they entered the employ of the Hon. Hugh Orr, also a native of Scotland; --Who was a manufacturer of cannon, and other arena,--and with him they remained for four years, receiving, as their compensation, but $8 per month, and their board,a sum which would now be considered small by most of our mechanics. From thence, both came to Hanover, and engaged in trade, in the humble capacity of pedlers. Peter, after remaining two years, moved to Pemb., and settled near the Rev. Morrill Allen's. He m. Eunice, da., Capt. Jonathan Bass, of E. Bridg'r., and widow of Seth Whitman, in 1785, and d. in Pemb., in Oct. 1828, ae. 83, leaving ch., of whom his son Peter, is still living in Pemb., on his father's place. Robert, the other brother, remained in H., and was, for about thirty years, engaged in the iron business at Sylvester's Forge,28 years of the time with Nath'l., Cushing,in manufacturing Anchors, and carrying on this business on an extensive scale. He lived first in the Ba1dwin Horse, so called, on Hanover St., and afterwards on Broad-way, in what is now known as the " Salmond House." Both the brothers, were men of high moral worth, and one who knew them well, has said, that "if all were like them, we should need no penal lawa."Both left behind a good name for their children,a legacy far more valuable than gold or silver. The desc'ts of Robert, we give below.

2. Robert Salmond, of Scotland, b. 1749, m. Mary, da. of Rev. Samuel Baldwin, of H., November 1, 1787, and d. in H., May 5, 1829, ae. 80, and his wid. September 5, 1847, ae. 79. ch.:
  • 1. Robert, August 2, 1788, was in the service of the U. S., in the War Dep't., and d. unm. in Louisville, Ky., Ap. 9, 1822.
  • 2. Samuel, twin to Robert, b. Aug. 2, 1788.
  • 3. John, Aug. 1, 1700, was engaged, for several years, in the mfr. of Tacks, at his works, on the 3d Herring brook, and d. unm. Ap. 3, 1845.
  • 4. William, Sep. 24, 1791 was in the Tack business with his bro. Jno., and also d. unm. Mar. 11, 1842.
  • 5. Mary, Oct. 1, 1794, d. July 13, 1818.
  • 6. Agnes, Oct. 4, 1776, m. Capt. Zephaniah Talbot, of Scit., July 20, 1826, and is living a wid., in Scit., her husband having been so unfortunately injured, by the bursting of a can of camphene, as to cause his death in a few days.
  • 7. Peter R., bap. Aug. 1, 1802, d. at Baltimore, Md., May 18, 1828.

3. Samuel, s. Robert (2) m. Eliza, da. Hon. Albert Smith, of H., July 26, 1826, and lives on Wash'on. st., near the Four Corners. His life, like that of his father and uncle, has been eventful and instructive. At the age of 18, with his bro. Robert, he sett. in Bangor, Me., where, for 10 years, he was engaged in trade. In 1818, he left B., and journeyed to the South, tarrying there 4 years, until the death of his bro. Robert; and thence he went to Cuba, on which beautiful island he passed 7 winters. During a portion of this time, he was in the employ of the U. S. Gov't. In 1838, he sett. permanently in Hanover, and engaged in the Tack business, at the works previously occupied by his brothers, and at the spot where anciently stood the Stockbridge mill, Mr. S. is a man of modest and retiring manners, of unblemished integrity, never weary in well doing, and is respected most by those who know him best, and can best appreciate the excellencies of his character. ch:
  • 1. Robert, Ap. 1827, d. Oct. 18, 1845.
  • 2. Mary, Dec. 1832.
  • 3. Eliza S., May 13, 1844.
  • 4. Samuel, d. Aug. 14, 1850, ae. 11 wks.



SAMPSON.

Otis, s. Stephen, of Pemb., b. Sep. 1805, m. Sarah, da. Anthony Sylvester, lives on Broadway, and is a carpenter. ch.:
  • 1. Frances, Feb. 9, 1836.
  • 2. Otis, Ap. 11, 1837.
  • 3. Almira J., May 21, 1839.
  • 4. Priscilla, May 1841.
  • 5. Mary E, Aug. 27, 1843.
  • 6. Lewis, July 22. 1846.

2. Charles, s. Chas., of Dux'y., m. Tamar J., da. Jno. Puffery Dec. 9, 1847, lives on Centre st., is a shoemaker by trade, and has no ch.

Note-This name, on old records, is generally spelled Samson; and Henry, the ancestor of most of the Sampsons of Plymouth Co., arrived at Dux'y., in 1620, according to Winsor.


SIMMONS.

Moses, former1y written "Moyses Symonson," came to Plymonth in the Fortune, in 1621 and is usually reckoned as one of the Pilgrims, being among the early settlers of Plym'h. Winslow speaks of him as "a child of one that was in communion with the Dutch Church at Leyden," and as being "admitted into Church fellowship at Plym'h., m. N. Eng'd., and his children also to Baptism as well as our own." In the division of lands made in 1623, he, with Philip De la Noye, (now Delano,) received each one acre, "beyond the first brooks, to the wood westward;" and in 1628, Mar. 26, he, and Edward Bompass, sold each one acre of ground to Robert Hicks, "lying on the North side of the town," being probably the acre granted to him in 1623. In the division of cattle, made May 22, 1627, the first lot, consisting of the "four black heifers that came in the Jacob, and two she goats," fell to Francis Cooke, and his company, among whom was "Moses Simonson." He was in Dnx'y., before 1687, and in that year, was one of a Jury of 12 " to set forth heigh wages about Plymonth, Ducksburrow, and the Eele River." In 1638-9, he received a grant of 40 acres of land in D. He is in the list of those able to bear arms," in 1643; and in the list of freemen in D., in 1646. At about this period, he became one of the 54 original proprietors of Bridg'r., but soon after sold his share to Nicholas Byram. Under date of Mar. 7, 1652 he is spoken of, on the Col. Rec., as having one of the 34 shares, "of a tract extending 3 miles E. of the E. part of the river or bay called Acusshena, and soe alonge the sea side to the river called Coaksett, lying on the W. side of point prill (peril (?) &c., and extending 8 miles into the woods," said tract being land purchased of the Indians. He was a surveyor in Duxy., in 1657; and in 1665, a footway was laid out through his land, and that of Saml. Chandler. In 1662, he was one of the proprietors of Midd'o., his lot being the 18th, and being bounded with a red Oak and a Walnut tree marked." The name of his wife, we have not learned, nor the dates of birth of his children. We should infer, from Winslow's account, that some of them, at least, were born before he came to Am'a. Of his sons, we find recorded the names of Moses and Thomas. The family is prob. of English origin, and may be connected with the Symond, or Simonds, of Devonshire, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucester, Norfolk, Hertford, &c. We find this family name sometimes spelled Symons, and Simmons, and the family itself, is numerous and respectable, and of quite ancient date.

2. Moses, s. Moses, sen'r., was of Dnx'y., where he d. in 1689, (Winsor.) By w. Sarah, he had;
  • 1. John, m. Mercy Pabodie, 1669, and had ch.
  • 2. Aaron, was m., and had ch.
  • 3. Mary, m. Joseph Alden.
  • 4. Elizab., the 2d. w. of Richard Dwelley.
  • 5. Sarah, m. Jas. Nash, Dnx'y.

3. Thos., s. Moses, senr., was a householder in Scit. bef. 1647, and his house was on the Green field, between that of Saml. Nash, and Jno. Turner, jr. The name of his wife is not given, nor the dates of birth of his ch. We only learn that he had sons Moses and Aaron.

4. Moses Simmons, s. Thomas (3) m. Patience, da. Wm. Barstow. ab. 1664. ch.:
  • 1. Moses, bap. June 10, 1666, d. in the Canada Expedition, 1690.
  • 2. Jno. bap. Mar. 15, 1667-8.
  • 3. Sarah, bap. July 31, 1670.
  • 4. Aaron, bap. Aug. 4, 1672.
  • 5. Jos, bap. Oct. 4, 1674, owned land S. of "Old Pond," which he sold in park to Jona. Pratt, in 1696.
  • 6. Patience, bap. Mar. 18, 1676, her mo. being then a wid.

5. Aaron, s. Thos. (3) m. Mary Woodworth, l667, and, it is said, lived at the "Green field." (Deane.) ch.:
  • 1. Rebecca, Dec. 12, 1679.
  • 2. Moses, Feb. 24, 1681, m. Rachel Cudworth, 1711, and had
    • Moses, 1718;
    • Aaron, 1720;
    • Rachel, 1723; and
    • Leah, 1725.
  • 3. Mary, Mar. 11, 1683.
  • 4. Elizab., Aug. 27, 1686.
  • 5. Ebenezer, Aug. 10, 1689.
  • 6. Lydia, Mar. 27, 1693.

6. Ebenezer(?) Simons, s. Aaron (5) m. Lydia Kent, 1714, and, it is said, lived where the widow of Charles Simmons now resides, in South Scituate. ch.:
  • 1. Abigail, 1715.
  • 2. Joshua, 1717.
  • 3. Lydia, 1719.
  • 4. Elizab., 1724.
  • 5. Sam'l, 1725, moved to Ct.
  • 6. Reuben, 1726, sett. at Nutter Hill, in Hm.
  • 7. Peleg, 1728.
  • 8. Ebenezer (?) lived on his father's place.

7. Joshua Simmons, s. Ebenezer (6) m. Elisabeth Dillingham, November 11, 1742, and lived in H., first in a house in the pasture back of where Dan'l. Chapman now resides, and then in a house which recently stood where stands that of Mr. C. His w. d. July 18, 1797, ae. 78, and he, Mar. 4, 1807, ae. 88. He was a memb. of the Come. of Safety in the Rev'n., and Selectman, in 1775, &c. ch:
  • 1. Joshua, Mar. 5, 1743, d. Mar. 6, 1819.
  • 2. Elizab., Ap. 14, 1746, d. Sep. 11, 1824.
  • 3. Lydia, Aug. 23, 1749.
  • 4. Eben'r., Dec. 27, 1751, d. June 11, 1754.
  • 5. Eben'r., Ap. 11, d. Oct 7, 1754.
  • 6. Mary, Sep. 26, 1755, m. Jno. H. Thacher, of Barnstab., Sep. 29, 1795, and d. Ap. 28, 1814, no ch.
  • 7. Sam'l,, Nov. 1, 1757, d. Sep. 17, 1762.
  • 8. Elisha, June 16, 1759.
  • 9. Lydia, July 14, 1763, m. Benj. Bailey, June 13, 1793, and d. Jan. 16, 1805.
  • 10. Wm, Feb. 25, d. May 4, 1766.

8. Elisha Simmons, s. Joshua (7) m. Martha Hersey, of Hm., and d. in H., Mar. 14, 1825, ae. 80. Lived in part of his father's house. ch.:
  • 1. Hon. William., July, 9, 1782, grad. H. C., 1804, m. Lucia Hammett, of Plym'h., lived in Bos'n.; was Judge of the Police Court; and was fa. of Wm. , ed.; Rev. Geo. F. ; Chas. F., lawyer, Bos'n.; Henry, d.; and Martha.
  • 2. Eben'r., Oct. 18, 1785.
  • 3. Martha, Mar. 19, 1789, d. Feb. 1833.
  • 4. Elisha, Dec. 1, 1790, d. Nov. 26, 1792.
  • 5. Elisha, Nov. 19, 1793, was a merchant, and d. unm. in Bos'n.
  • 6. Benj. H., Dec. 20, 1796, m. and d. in N. Or's., leaving 2 sons.
  • 7. Geo. W., Feb. 20, 1800, merchant, in N. Yk. Not m.
  • 8. Elizab., Oct. 5, 1802, living in Boston.
  • 9. Joanna, Oct. 5, 1802, m. Thos. Stevenson, of Bos'n., June 22 1824.
  • 10, Franklin, of Bos'n., not m.

9. Ebenezer(?) Simmons, (Eben'r., Esq.,) s. Elisha (8) m. (1) Sophia Richmond, of Prov., R. I.; and (2) Mary H., wid. of Step. Curtis, of Scit., Aug. 23, 1835, who d. Ap. 30, 1837, and he, in Nov. 1840. Lived on Wash'n. st., where his son Perez now resides, was a merchant; Selectman of the Town for 6 y'rs.; Rep. to the Gen'l. Ct. in 1835; and a man of enterprise and ability. ch.:
  • 1. Perez, Esq., grad. B. U., 1833, and sett. as a lawyer, first in Prov., R. I., and then in H. in 1842. Has been Selectman of H. since 1849; was Rep. in 1852; one of the Comis's. of Insolvency, for Plym'h. Co.; is chosen as one of the Delegates, to the Convention to revise the Const'n. of Mass., which is to meet in Bos'n., in May, 1853; m. Adaline, da. of Jno. Jones, of So. Scit., and has
    • Jno. F., June 26, 1851 and
    • a da., b. Mar. 5, 1853.

    (By 2d w.)
  • 2. Eben'r., Feb. 12, 1837.

10. Capt. Thos., s. Saml., of Scib., gr. s. Peleg, and gr. gr. s. of Eben'r. (6) m. Bethia Gray, Dec. 1, 1816, lives on Wash'n. st., in the N. E. part of the town; and was formerly a trader, and a man of successful enterprise. ch.:
  • 1. Bethia, Nov. 14, 1817.
  • 2. Thos., July 18, d. Nov. 21, 1819.
  • 3. Warren, July 13, 1821.
  • 4. Rebecca, Jan. 9, 1824.



SLASON

Rev. Wm. N., sometime Pastor of the Bap. Soc. of H., is s. Sylvanus and Mary Slason, of Vt, and was b. Feb. 26, 1809. He stud. for the ministry, under Rev. Dr. Barlow, and at the Newton Seminary, and has been sett. at Goffstown, N. H., Parsonsfield, Me., and elsewhere. He m. Hannah E. Jackson, of Camb., Mass., Jan. 7, 1833, and has;
  • 1. Wm. T., Dec. 5, 1833;
  • 2. Francis W., June 11, 1836. Lives on Main st:, in the house built by himself in 1852.



SMITH.

Rev. Thos., of Pemb., b. Feb. 6, 1706, s. Joseph, of Yarmouth, Mass., grad. H. C. 1725, m. Judith, da. Josiah Miller, Aug. 28, 1734, and was sett. first in Yarmouth, and then in Pemb., where he d. ch.:
  • 1. Mary, May 18, 1735, m. Rev. Isa. Dunster, of Harwich.
  • 2. Josiah, Feb. 26, 1738.
  • 3. Joseph, Nov. 22 1740 .
  • 4. Thos., July 25, 1742, drowned in the river Elbe, in Europe, Dec. 19, 1767.
  • 5. Josh., July 27, 1744, d. at sea, during the Rev'n.
  • 6. Nath'l., b. and d. 1746.
  • 7. Judith, Nov. 4, 1747, m. Rev. Sam'l. Angier, E. Bridg'r.; no ch.
  • 8. Thankful, Feb. 26, 1749, d. unm., Ap. 2 '98.
  • 9. Nath'l., Feb. 16, 1752, m. Elizab. Bass, of Bos'n., Ap. 27, 1806, and was fa. of Natil, Esq., T. C. of Pemb., and a scientific and tasteful agriculturist, as his beautiful residence in P. abundantly testifies; m. Susan S., da,. Luther Briggs, and has Moses B., and Susan A.
  • 10. Edward, May 16, 1754, d. unm.
  • 11. Catherine, Mar. 21, 1756, m. Isaac Thomas, Pemb., and had 2 ch.
  • 12. Christr., Dec. 22, 1757, d. of the small pox, July 10, 1781 at Hfx N. S.

2. Dea. Josiah, s. Rev. Thos., m. Mary Barker, of P., June 15, 1760, and d. Ap. 4, 1803, ae. 65, and his wid. who was b. May 2, 1740, d. Nov. 15, 1813, ae. 73. ch.:
  • 1. Miller, June 22, 1763, d. Sep. 30, 1779.
  • 2. Albert, Mar. 22, 1763.
  • 3. Bowen, Aug. 27, 1764, sett in Nova Scotia.
  • 4. Josiah, Mar. 2, 1767.
  • 5. Thos., May 31, 1769, d. May 30, 1774.
  • 6. Elizab., May 9, 1771, m. Chas. Briggs, of P., and d. Nov. 16, 1798.
  • 7. Ruth B., Ap. 12, 1773, m. Jno. Barker, of P.
  • 8. Thos., Mar. 22, 1775, d. unm. in Nora Scotia.
  • 9. Mary, Mar. 9, 1777, m. Bachelor Wing, Nov. 28, 1805.
  • 10. Elisha, June 21, 1779, m. Mary Bass, of Bos'n., and had,
    • Mary, m. a Cushing; Joseph, d. . in France;
    • Elizab., m. Jno. Pillsbury, of Lowell;
    • Marg't., m. Josh. Loring, Cashier Blackstone Bank, Bos'n.;
    • Jane, m. Jno. H. Batchelder, Dentist, Salem;
    • Cordelia, m. Wm. R. Pearmain, Cashier Chelsea Bank; and
    • Sara A., who m. a Lazell.
  • 11. Miller, Feb. 9, 1782, m. Jane, da. Dav. Stockbridge, Esq., had
    • Jane S., m. Gen. A. W. Oldham, of Pemb.; and the fa. d. Dec. 23, 1818, being washed overboard at sea, near the "Three Sand Hills," on the coast of N. Carolina.

3. Capt. Joseph, s. Rev. Thos., m. (1) Wadsworth, and (2) Bathsheba Torrey, and had;
  • 1 Capt. Sylvanus, of Dux'y.
  • 2. Joshua, d: unm.

    (By 2d.)
  • 3. Lucia, living in H'n.
  • 4. Bathsheba, m. Eleazer Carver, Bridg'r.
  • 5. Christr., m. a da. of Maj. Wilder; and d. at sea, leaving no ch.
  • 6. Judith, d. unm.
  • 7. Joseph, Ap. 12, 1791, not m.
  • 8. Capt. Joshua, Aug. 28, 1793, for several years one of the Board of County Commis's. for Plym'h. Co., was m., lived in H'n., had ch., and d., and his desct's. are in Hn.
  • 9. Dea.. Thos. of H'n., May 31, 1795.
  • 10. Thankful, Nov. 30, 1797, m. Elb. Keith, E. Bridg'r.
  • 11. Catherine, d. unm.

4. Albert Smith,(Hon. Albert,) s. Dea., Josiah (2) m. Anne L., da. Capt. Rob't. L. Eells, Aug. 23, 1787, and d. May 28, 1828, and his Wid., May 7, 1835. (See p. 163.) ch.:
  • 1. Anne L., Oct. 4, 1788, m. Nath'l., Crooker, Mar. 9, 1808, who d. Jan. 20, 1847, and she, Dec. 12, 1846.
  • 2. Joseph, Mar. 30, 1790, a Commodore, in the U. S. Navy, and Chief of the Bureau of Docks and Yards; lives in Wash'n., D. C., m. Harriet Bryant, of Me., and has ch.
  • 3. Albert Esq., Jan. 3, 1793, grad. B. U., 1813, is an eminent lawyer, in Wash'n., D. C., m. Roxa, da. Rev. Calvin Chaddock, June 24, 1814, and has ch.
  • 4. Mary, Oct. 21, 1795, m. Capt. David Whittier, of Belfast, Me., Sep. 27, 1815, and d. July 19, 1845, ae. 53, and her husb. Oct. 8, 1849, ae. 61.
  • 5. John, Dec. 10, 1797, d. Sep. 5, 1813.
  • 6. Thos. M., Aug. 15, 1799, d. Jan. 7, 1808.
  • 7. Elizab., Mar. 20, 1801, m. Sam'l. Salmond, of H., July 26, 1826.
  • 8. Sarah B., Nov. 25, 1802, d. same month.
  • 9. Sarah B., Jan. 7, 1808, m. Joseph Eells, jr., Mar. 11, 1827.

5. Josiah, s. Dea. Josiah (2) m. (1) Nabby, da. Capt. Robert L. Eells, Mar. 13, 1794, who d. Aug. 3, 1812; and (2) Jane, da. Jere. Smith, and d, in H., Ap. 24, 1842 ae. 75, and his wife in 1850. ch.:
  • 1. Nabby E., Aug. 26, 1795, m. Theodore Whitney, of Niagara, N. Y.
  • 2. Lucy W., Nov. 12, 1796, m. Dr. Wm. L. Loring, Dux'y.
  • 3. Ruth C., Jan. 2, 1798.
  • 4. Elizab. B., May 20, 1799, m. Ambrose Packard, Niagara, N. Y.
  • 5. Mary L., Oct. 26, 1801, m. Edward E. Nash, of Medford, Mass., and d. in Arkansas. 6. Josiah M., Feb. 12, 1803, m. Frances Waterman, Scit., and lives in H., at the Corners, in the new house erected by himself. No ch.

6. Chas., s. Wm. E., m. Betsey Phillips, of H., and lives in H'n, on Walnut st., is a shoemaker by trade. ch.:
  • 1. Betsey E., July 4, 1832.
  • 2. Chas. W., May 30, 1834.
  • 3. Jas. E., Feb. 9, 1838.

7. Wm. E., s. Wm. E., b. Feb. 27, 1801 m. Lucy, da. Jno. Hatch, Nov. 6, 1842, lives in H., on Main st., and is a shoemaker by trade. Has one son, John S., Aug. 24, 1843.


SOPER.

Cap't. Joseph, s. Thos. of Scit., (?) 1690, was b. 1703, m. Lydia Stockbridge, Nov. 20, 1729, and d. in H., May 11, 1790, ae. 87. No ch. are recorded, but he was prob. fa. of Capt. Joseph, b. 1737, who m. Ruth Curtis, 1760, lived on the hill, W. of Josiah Bonney's, was an offi., in the Rev'n., and Selectman for 14 yrs. He d. Mar., 1804, ae. 67, and his w., Mar. 9, 1777. No ch.


SOULE

Abisha., s. Josiah, of Duxy., (and a desc't. of George, who came to N. Eng. in 1620,) was b. July 13, 1805, m. Frances, da. Elij. Hobart, Esq., Ab'n., in Ap. 1825, lives on Main st., in the house which stands where stood the Jno. Bailey homestead, and has;
  • 1. Sibyl H., Aug. 31, 1826, m. Gilbert Brooke, of H.
  • 2. Caro. F., 1830, m. (1) Marlin S. Torrey, May 3, 1846, and (2) Spencer Binney, Sep., 1849.
  • 3. Maria E., Feb. 13, 1833, m. Henry C. Percival, Feb. l6, 1851 who d. in Cal'a., in 1852.



SPRAGUE.

Melzar, s. Melzar, of Mf'd., and a desc't. of Francis, who arrived in N. Eng. in 1623, was b. in Mar. 1795, m. Mary D., da. Nathan Dwelley, Nov. 28, 1820, kept store for a time on Broadway, and now lives in Pemb. Had one son, Andrew J., July 14, 1823, d., ae. 18.

NOTE. Mr. S. is chosen as the delegate from Pemb., to the Conv'n., for revising the Const'n., which is to meet in Bos'n., in May, 1853.


STETSON

Cornet Robert, the ancestor of the Stetsons of the U. S., and a noted and valuable man in his day, prob. came from Yorkshire, Eng'd., from which county many of the first settlers of Scit. originated, and where, according to Rev. R. Breare, the name is still extant, being found in Richmond and other towns. Having already published a sketch of this family, entitled "Records of the Stetson Family," we do not deem it necessary to pursue its history at large here, and shall therefore confine this notice chiefly to those that settled in Hanover. We need only remark, that the Cornet had five sons, who left male issue, viz.: Joseph, Benjamin, Thomas, Samuel and Robert. The descendants of the first of these-Joseph-settled principally in Scituate. A few resided in H., and these we shall give. More of the descendants of Benjamin and Samuel, and a few of those of Thomas, became residents of H.; but none of those of Robert. From the latter, however, descended Nahum Stetson, Esq, of whom we have spoken on p. 229.

2. Robert, s. Robert, and a desc't. of Cornet Robert through his eldest son Joseph, was b. Sep. 3, 1710, m. Hannah Tower, of Pemb., in 1738, and lived on what is now Centre st, in a house lately torn down by Mr. Eben'r. Thayer. In 1746, he sold his first place to Wm. Stetson, and moved to where Albert Stetson resides. He had ch.; but his desct's are mostly in Me.

3. Capt. Joseph, s. Sam'l., and a desc't. of the Cornet through Joseph, was b. Mar. 25, 1724, m. Martha Gross, of Scit., in 1774, and lived, for a time, on Water st., where Chas. Dyer resides, and owned the mill and privilege where Perrys Tack works stand. He was a soldier in the French war, and was at Cape Breton, at the storming of the fort. He was a mariner for many years, and made voyages to Holland, and other countries of Europe. His da. Xoa, b. in May, 1779, is yet living in H.; also his son, Joseph, b. Aug. 27, 1787, who m. wid. Betsey Whitman, of Wey'h., May 12, 1839, lives on East st., and has Joseph F., 1840, and Martha E., 1841.

4. Joshua, s. Joshua, and a desc't. of the Cornet through Joseph, was b. Nov. 21, 1805, lives on Elm st., and is a shipwright by trade; m. Debo. Josselyn, of Pemb., and has;
  • 1. Eliza A., May 8, 1834, d. Dec. 8, 1852.
  • 2. Sarah J., July 25, 1836.
  • 3. Debo. F., Mar. 28, 1839.
  • 4. Lois A., July 27, 1842.
  • 5. Joshua A., Dec. 2, 1845.
  • 6. Andrew B., d. young.

5. Benj., s. Benj., and a desc't. of the Cornet through Capt. Benj., his 2d son, was b. July 1, 1696, m. Lillis Turner (?) of H., in 1725, who d. June 1, 1755, ae. 84, and he, Aug. 31, 1758. He was Selectman from 1747-49. His da. Desire, m. Caleb Sylvester, in 1750, and Susanna, m. Abner Sylvester, in 1761. His son Job, m. Hannah Munroe, in 1762 and moved off. None of the desct's. now remain in H.

6. Benj., s. Matt., and a desc't. of the Cornet through Capt. Benj., was b. Ap. 7, 1740, m. (1) Bradbury Eells, Ap. 30, 1768, who d. Feb. 19, 1782; (2) Betsey Young, Nov. 8, 1784, who d. June 9, 1813; and (3) Betsey Stockbridge. He is said to have been a blacksmith by trade, and to have lived near the centre of the town. ch.:
  • 1. Edward.
  • 2. Bradbury, m. Benj. Dwelley, 1788.
  • 3. Benj., m. Betsey Estes, Nov. 1, 1798, and d. Aug. 20, 1826, and his wid. m. Josh. Gates, Aug. 10, 1828, and is d.
  • 4. Mary, m. Sam'l. Player, Nov. 21, 1819, and lived on Broadway. Four ch. d. young.

7. Edward, s. Benj. (6) m. Hannah, da. Dea. Israel Perry, Jan. 1, 1799, was a blacksmith by trade, lived on Broadway, and d. in May, 1846. His wid. is still living. ch.:
  • 1. Edward, Nov. 3, 1800, of New Bedford.
  • 2. Mary E., Ap. 17, 1803, d. Aug. 15, 1839.
  • 3. Bradbury E., Ap. 17, 1803, d. Oct. 1835.
  • 4. Caroline, Nov. 25, 1805, m. Martin Church, in May, 1832.
  • 5. Martin W., Nov. 16, 1807.
  • 6. Eliza, m. Sumner Setson, July 6, 1829.
  • 7. Horace, Ap. 22, 1817, d. Aug. 14, 1842.
  • 8. Melissa, b. and d. 1815.

8. Martin W., s. Edward (7) m. Ruth B., da. Lebbeus Stockbridge, in 1836, and lives on Broadway, in the house formerly owned by Hon. Albert Smith, and previously by Dea. Joseph Josselyn, view of which is annexed. Mr. S. is a substantial and enterprising farmer, and mechanic, and an esteemed and respected citizen. ch.:
  • 1. Ruth W., Jan. 27, 1838.
  • 2. Mary T., Aug. 1840.
  • 3. Betsey H., June, 1841.
  • 4. Edward P., Ap. 14, 1844.
  • 5. Hannah P., May, 1848.
  • 6. George A., Feb., 1850.

9. John, s. Abijah, and a desc't. of the Cornet through Capt. Benj., was b. Ap. 17, 1731 and m. Thankful Curtis, Dec. 3, 1761. who d. Feb. 5, 1805, ae. 63, and he, Ap. 15, 1811 ae. 80. ch.:
  • 1. Zilpha, m. Sam'l. Stetson.
  • 2. Abig., 1765, m. Shuble Munroe, 1788, and d. 1812.
  • 3. Thankful, 1768, d. 1826.
  • 4. Joshua, Aug. 23, 1777.
  • 5. Lebbeus, Ap. 27, 1783, sett. in Bos'n , and has descet's. there. Two other ch. d. young.

10. Josh., s. Jno. 9, m. Priscilla Dwelley, in 1804, was Selectman 7 yrs., from 1813'20, and is yet living, on Union st., near Stetson's Brook. His wife is d. ch.:
  • 1. Angeline, July 11, 1805, m. George Gray.
  • 2. Cassandra, July 11, 1805, m. Wm. Curtis, Dec. 3, 1826.
  • 3. Avis D., Nov. 2, 1808, m. Jno. Lane, of Ab'n., Dec. 22, 1831.
  • 4. Dea. Jno., Aug. 26, 1811, a shipwright, in Medford.
  • 5. James, July 3, 1817. Lives in Brighton.

11. Josh., s. Elijah, and a desc't. of Cornet Robert through Thos., his 3d son, was b. May 12, 1713, m. Lillis, da. Benj. Stetson, July 8, 1747, and lived in H. ch.:
  • 1. Lillis, Ap., 1748, m. Saml. Stetson, of Pemb.
  • 2. Lucinda, 1750.
  • 3. Joshua, 1752, prob. d. 1754.

12. Nathl., s. Elij., and bro. of Josh. (11) m. Mary Dillis, Ap. 1, 1735, and she d. in H., Ap. 20, 1796, ae. 91. He had a son Nathl., who d. unm.; and a da. who m. a Jenkins.

13. Luke, s. Elij., and bro. of Josh. (11) m. Ruth Howland, of Dux'y., in 1762, who d. in 1764. He was a noted schoolmaster in H., and had but one ch., a da. Ruth, b. 1763, who m. Asa Soule, of Hf'x., Dec. 27, 1784.

14. Samuel, s. Saml., 4th son of Cornet Robert, was b. in June, 1679, m. Rebecca Turner, May 12, 1719, and sett. in H., near the Cent. M. Ho., where his desct's. still reside. He is called " Drummer Stetson," on the Scit. Rec's., and was a somewhat noted man in his day, his house being a tavern stand, and a famous place of resort. He d. June 23, 1760, leaving 2 das., who d. unm., and a son Saml., b. ab. 1725.

15. Saml., s. Saml. (14) m. Alice Rogers, Dec. 14, 1766, lived on his father's place, and d. Feb. 5, 1791, and his wid. May 29, 1820, ae. 76. He was Selectman in 1779, and '80. ch.:
  • 1. Turner, Sep. 8, 1767.
  • 2. Reuben, 1769, d. 1778.
  • 3. Saml., May, 1772.
  • 4. Rebecca, Sep. 10, 1776, m. Timo. Church, Nov. 27, 1796.
  • 5. Lydia, m. Ezek'l. Turner, Feb. 28, 1799, and d July 15, 1819.

16. Turner, s. Saml., (15) m. Lydia Rose, Feb. 1, 1795, and was Selectman for 27 years, and Rep. in 1812, and '13. He lived at the corner of Plain and. Circuit sts., where his w. d. Jan. 22, 1819, ae. 50, and he, Feb. 25, 1844. ch.:
  • 1. Turner, June 22, 1795, living in Michigan.
  • 2. Ruth, Sep. 24, 1797, living in H., unm.
  • 3. Lydia R., b. and d. 1799.
  • 4. Lydia, May 18, 1800, m. a Cobb, of Ab'n.
  • 5. Aristides, Ap. 11, 1802, d. at the West, Oct. 16, 1839.
  • 6. Saml., 1805, d. 1806.
  • 7. Alice, Feb. 11, 1808, a school teacher for many years.
  • 8. Eliza, Oct. 1, 1811, m. Jno. Hatch, jr., Aug. 25, 1836.

17. Saml., s. Saml. (15) m. (1) Zilpha Stetson, Jan. 29, 1798, who d. Jan. 5, 180; and (2) Abig., da. Shuble Munroe, in 1808, and is yet living, on the old homestead. ch.:
  • 1. Zilpha, b. 1799, d. 1800.
  • 2. Albert, Esq., Aug. 8, 1802, Selectman in 1840 and '41; Wealthy Perry, Nov. 29, 1830, lives near the Cent. M. Ho., and had one da., Zilpha, b. 1832, d. 1843.
  • 3. Fanny, July 22, 1805, m. Perez Perry, Nov. 2, 1828, and d. Mar. 19, 1831.

    (By 2d,)
  • 4. Zilpha, Jan. 1, 1809, m. Zenas Rogers, Feb. 20, 1832.
  • 5. Reuben, Oct. 31, 1810, m. Ruth J., da. Amos Bates, Ap. 26, 1846, lives in the Baldwin House, and has Ruth E., June 1847.
  • 6. Chas., b. and d. 1812.
  • 7. Abigail, July 26, 1813, m. Jno. Little, Aug. 11, 1835, and d. June 5, 1850.
  • 8. John, Jan. 15, 1815, m. Ann Hookway, of Syracuse, N. Y., July 20, 1843, and has
    • Henry Ap. 20, 1844; m. H., May 14, 1847;
    • Saml. T., Jan. 28, 1850; and
    • Jno. E., Jan. 9, 1852.
    • Lost 1 ch., d. young.
  • 9. Mary, Sep. 27, 1816. Not m.
  • 10. Saml., June 1, 1818, went to sea, and has not been heard from for several years.
  • 11. Melatiah C., b. 1820, d. 1825.
  • 12. Rebecca M., Jan. 18, 1822, m. Chas. Tower, and lives in H.
  • 13. Josiah, b. and d. 1823.
  • 14. Melatiah C., Feb. 28, 1825, m. Nathl. P. Chamberlin, of H.
  • 15. Jeremiah, May 10, 1826. Not m.
  • 16. Henry M., b. 1827, d. 1831.
  • 17. Turner, Ap. 27, 1829.
  • 18. Henry M., Dec. 29, 1832.
  • 19. Lydia A., d. ae. 3 mos.

18. Seth, s. Saml., 4th son of Cornet Robert, was b. in June, 1698, m. Eliza Rose, Ap. 19, 1727, and his w. d. Sep. 4, 1787, ae. 83. ch.:
  • 1. Elizab., 1732, d. unm.
  • 2. Eli, d. 1734.
  • 3. Seth, June 4, 1735.
  • 4. Thos., b. 1737, d. 1739.
  • 5. Jere., Aug. 8, 1740, lived. in H'n., where his desct's. still reside.
  • 6. Thos., July 23, 1741.
  • 7. Saml., b. 1744, d. 1748.

19. Seth, s. Seth (18) m. Lucy Studley, Ap. 11, 1765, and lived in the house which stood where stands that of N. F. Chamberlin, on Centre st. ch.:
  • 1. Rebecca, Dec. 17, 1765, m. Clement Bates, Dec. 25, 1788, and. d. 1813.
  • 2. Debo., Mar. 18, 1767, m. Jno. Bates, and moved to Me. 3. Hannah, Ap. 1, 1769, m. Saml. Bates, Mar. 27, 1791, and moved to Me.
  • 4. Nathl., Jan. 6, 1771.
  • 5. Seth, Mar. 4, 1773, of Boxford, Mass.
  • 6. Saml., Mar. 22, 1775.
  • 7. Lucy, Feb. 11, 1777, m. Joseph Tubbs, Aug. 18, 1797.
  • 8. Thankful, June 7, 1779, m. Freeman Harden, Jan. 25, 1800.
  • 9. Ezekl., July 8, 1781, sett. in Me.
  • 10. Reuben, 1784, d. 1793.
  • 11. Martin, 1789, d. 1793.

20. Thos., s. Seth (18) m. Olive Mann, June 18, 1772, who d. July 20, 1819, and he Dec. 24, 1821. ch.:
  • 1. Thos., Mar. 31, 1773, lives in H'n.
  • 2. Olive, Mar. 20, 1775, m. Saml. Beals, May 7, 1796, and moved to Me.
  • 3. Ruth, Mar. 10, 1777, m. David S. Whitman, Bridg'r., 1798.
  • 4. Elizab., Jan. 30, 1780, m. Calvin Bates, Aug. 2, 1801, and is d.
  • 5. Lucinda, 1783, m. Noah Mason, and is living a wid., in Ills.
  • 6. Benj., 1786, d. young.
  • 7. Benj., Sep. 28, 1790.
  • 8. Eli, Oct. 13, 1794, a millwright by trade, is m., and lives in H'n., near his bro. Thomas.

21. Nathl., s. Seth (19) m. (1) Temperance Curtis, Nov. 7, 1793, who d. Nov. 6, 1808; and (2) Joanna Pratt, Mar. 7, 1811, and had ch.:
  • 1. Nathl., Ap. 17, 1795, lives in Me.
  • 2. Elisha C., May 3, 1797, m. Betsey Barstow, Jan. 14, 1816, and d. Jan. 21, 1845, and his wid. m. Lewis Litchfield, of H.
  • 3. Saml., June 28, 1799, lives in Mf'd.
  • 4. Seth, Sep. 18, 1802, m. Desire O. Palmer, Ap. 17, 1832, lives on Cross st., is a shoemaker, and has
    • Seth C., June 9, 1836;
    • Wm. W., Ap. 13, 1838;
    • Nathl. M., Mar. 1, 1843, d.;
    • Abby M, Aug. 25, 1844;
    • Mary E., Aug. 10, 1846;
    • Martha M., June 1849; and
    • Emeline O., Ap. 1852.
  • 5. Harrison, a shoemaker, lives on Cross st., m. Olive L. Smith, of Catskill, N. Y., and has
    • Sarah C., Jan. 31, 1843;
    • Joanna P., May 2, 1845;
    • Hannah E., Ap. 5, 1847;
    • Theodore, Ap. 29, 1850; and
    • Wm. L., Mar. 13, 1852.
  • 6. Temperance C., m. Hiram Munroe, of H., May 6, 1832.

22. Benj., s. Thos. (20) m. Lucy Bates, Sep. 10, 1820, is a millwright by trade, and was Selectman in 1835, and '36; lives on Centre st., and has ch.:
  • 1. Olive, Jan. 30, 1821, m. Peabody Little.
  • 2. Priscilla, Mar. 31, 1825, m. Wm. Whiting, and lives in H'n.
  • 3. Benj. L., July 1, 1837.

23. Nathl., s. (4) s. of Cornet Robert, was b. in June, 1700, m. Rebecca Brisco, Feb. 13, 1738, and d. July 28, 1753, and his wid. m. David Cudworth, of Scit., in 1760. ch.:
  • 1. Freelove, 1738, m. Theoph. Witherell, 1761, and d. 1824.
  • 2. Rebecca, 1743, m. (1) Joseph Studley, 1765, who d. the same year; and (2) Elisha Witherell, Dec. 30, 1772, and moved to Chesterfield.
  • 3. Ruth, 1746, m. Jona. Bates, of Rochester, 1771.

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